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Legal View: Video in litigation - everybody's a star

July 16, 2018

By Brian Carney BridgeTower Media Newswires As a kid, I would shoot film of my friends playing sports at the local playground. My Kodak camera was a dinosaur by today’s standards, but it did the job at the time. Video everywhere Today, things are different. ...

Law Life: Can consent to search be obtained via Google Translate?

July 16, 2018

By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Technological advances over the past decade have occurred at an unprecedented rate. As a result, there have been drastic improvements in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies in recent years, ...

Family Matters: Court draws the line on dogs in court for able-bodied

July 16, 2018

Support animals are increasingly common – we see them on airplanes, at restaurants, schools, stores and even in courtrooms. Several prosecutor’s offices in Michigan have therapy dogs, and the Troy Police Department recently adopted a “police ...

In broad survey of law firms, partners resist change

July 16, 2018

Dick Dahl BridgeTower Media Newswires While law firms have mostly recovered from the Great Recession, they now face new threats to which they are not adequately responding. That is the message from Altman Weil’s recently released 2018 Law Firms in Transition ...

Ford's plans may take on another historical dimension

July 16, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Last month, Detroit flashed a collective smile when Ford Motor Co. celebrated its grand plans to restore the once magnificent Michigan Central Station in Corktown. It was a history-making event, befitting a corporate ...

Maine Bar on use of social media evidence for litigation

July 16, 2018

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires It’s no surprise social media evidence is a pivotal tool in litigation. Juror use of social media has resulted in mistrials across the country for more than a decade. Trial attorneys are increasingly mining social ...